Elite Dangerous System Requirements

Last updated: 17 May 2022

Curious if your PC can run Elite Dangerous? On this page you will find Elite Dangerous system requirements for PC (Windows). We constantly update our data to provide you with latest and most accurate requirements.

Test your PC to see if it will run Elite Dangerous or check system requirement details for CPU, operating system, graphics and sound cards, required disk space and more for each of the supported platforms.

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  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. Click on the ‘System’ Tab in the pop-up menu
  3. Your computer’s CPU name will be displayed under ‘Device Specifications > Processor’

  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. In the opened menu click on ‘Device Manager’
  3. In ‘Device Manager’ click on the arrow next to ‘Display adapters’
  4. Under the drop-down, you will see the GPU that your computer is using

  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. Click on the ‘System’ Tab in the pop-up menu
  3. Your computer’s RAM will be displayed under ‘Device Specifications > Installed RAM’

  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. Click on the ‘System’ Tab in the pop-up menu
  3. You can see if Windows is 64 or 32 bit under ‘System type’
  4. You can see Windows version under ‘Windows edition’

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Elite Dangerous Windows Requirements

Requires 64 bit processor and operating system.

Elite Dangerous system requirements for Windows
Minimum Requirements Recommended Requirements
OS
OS
Windows 7/8/10
OS
Windows 7/8/10
Processor
Processor
Processor
Memory
Memory
6 GB
Memory
8 GB
Graphics
Graphics
Graphics
DirectX
DirectX
Version 11
DirectX
Version 11
Network
Network
Broadband Internet connection
Network
Broadband Internet connection
Storage
Storage
25 GB
Storage
25 GB
Additional Notes
Additional Notes
Additional Notes
Supports SteamVR, Oculus Rift and TrackIR

Elite Dangerous minimum requirements for Windows assume having at least Windows 7/8/10 operating system. Your processor should be Quad Core CPU (4 x 2Ghz) or a more powerful one. The minimum RAM requirement is 6 GB. As for a graphics card, it should be Nvidia GTX 470 / AMD R7 240. You also have to have 25 GB free disk space to install the game.

If you go for recommended requirements for Elite Dangerous for Windows, your operating system should be Windows 7/8/10. Recommended CPU would be Intel Core i7-3770K Quad Core CPU / AMD FX 4350 Quad Core CPU CPU or equivalent. For RAM, it is recommended to have 8 GB or more. And video card — Nvidia GTX 770 / AMD Radeon R9 280X.

Elite Dangerous Mac Requirements

Elite Dangerous system requirements for Mac
Minimum Requirements Recommended Requirements
OS
OS
OS X Yosemite (version 10.10.3)
OS
OS X Yosemite (version 10.10.3)
Processor
Processor
Processor
Memory
Memory
6 GB
Memory
8 GB
Graphics
Graphics
Graphics
Network
Network
Broadband Internet connection
Network
Broadband Internet connection
Storage
Storage
8 GB
Storage
8 GB

As for Mac OS, Elite Dangerous requirements here start with OS X Yosemite (version 10.10.3) operating system. Processor needs to be at least 2.3Ghz quad-core Intel Core i5 CPU. 6 GB of RAM is required. Your graphics card should be Nvidia GT 650M 1GB (). Finally, the game needs 8 GB of free disk space.

As for recommended OS, it is OS X Yosemite (version 10.10.3). 3.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 CPU processor is recommended. Plus, 8 GB of RAM. Your video card should be Nvidia GeForce GTX 775M (2GB video memory) / AMD Radeon R9 M290X (2GB video memory).

Game Details

Take control of your own starship in a cutthroat galaxy. Elite Dangerous is the definitive massively multiplayer space epic.

Release date
2 April, 2021
Metacritic score
80/100
Categories
Single-player, Multi-player, MMO, Co-op
Genres
Action, Adventure, Simulation, Strategy, RPG, Massively Multiplayer
Supported languages
English*, French, German, Russian, Spanish - Spain, Portuguese - Brazil
* languages with full audio support
Developers
Frontier Developments
Publishers
Frontier Developments
Official website
elitedangerous.com
Support website
support.elitedangerous.com
Support website
store.steampowered.com

FAQs

Can I run Elite Dangerous?

You would be able to run Elite Dangerous on your PC if it meets minimum requirements below. You can also use our free test tool to check it!

Minimum requirements for Windows are:

Minimum requirements for Mac are:

Can I play Elite Dangerous with 4 GB of RAM?

No, this is not enough to play Elite Dangerous. The minimum RAM is 6 GB.

Can I play Elite Dangerous with 6 GB of RAM?

Yes, Elite Dangerous can run with 6 GB of RAM. It's a minimum requirement.

How much RAM does Elite Dangerous need?

You need at least 6 GB of RAM to run Elite Dangerous on PC, but 8 GB is recommended.

On Mac it requires minimum 6 GB, with 8 GB recommended.

What processor do I need for Elite Dangerous?

Quad Core CPU (4 x 2Ghz) is a minimum requirement for PC to be able to run Elite Dangerous.

How many GB is Elite Dangerous?

At least 25 GB of disk space is required to install Elite Dangerous on your PC.

What graphics card do I need for Elite Dangerous?

You need Nvidia GTX 470 / AMD R7 240 or more powerful video card.

What version of Windows can I use to play Elite Dangerous?

Windows 7/8/10 or newer.

Does Elite Dangerous require a 64-bit OS and processor?

Yes, Elite Dangerous needs a 64-bit processor and operating system.

What DirectX do I need to run Elite Dangerous?

Version 11 or greater is necessary for this game.

Can I run Elite Dangerous on my laptop?

Yes, as long as it meets minimum requirements above.

Can I play Elite Dangerous on my Mac?

Yes, Elite Dangerous supports Mac if it meets the following minimum requirements:

When is Elite Dangerous release date?

Elite Dangerous release date is 2 April, 2021.

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